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Clashes in Egypt ahead of constitutional poll

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In Egypt, there have been further violent clashes across the country ahead of a constitutional referendum.

At least one person was reported dead in Egypt’s second city Alexandria and two others in the city of Suez as Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi battled with police.

It was a similar picture in the capital Cairo as security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd which had once again gathered after Friday prayers calling for a boycott to next Tuesday’s poll.

The new constitution was finally unveiled last month by the North African country’s acting President Adly Mansour.

The referendum aims to pave the way for both presidential and legislative elections later this year in an effort to return normality to Egypt’s streets.